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L. Scott Harrell
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L. Scott Harrell is a Startup CEO - VideoToOrder.com - Who Speaks Leadership and Digital Media Masterfully.
L. Scott Harrell is a Startup CEO - VideoToOrder.com - Who Speaks Leadership and Digital Media Masterfully.

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This happened today (among many other amazing encounters) at Punta Sur. Definitely the closest I've been to a large spotted eagle ray.
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Eagle Ray Season in Cozumel

I do frequently get asked by people interested in scuba diving in Cozumel when the best time of year is to see spotted eagle rays. We usually see the most eagle rays in Cozumel between January and March. Of course, there are the few that arrive early or stay late and we do see them on occasion throughout the year.

#cozumel #scubadiving #travel
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How to Take Photos of Lightning

As common as it is, lightning is one of nature’s more impressive displays. Capturing this elusive show of power can be as challenging as it can be rewarding. Getting a decent photograph of lightning is almost certain to be tricky, but there are a few ways to increase your chances of snapping a good shot.

http://scottharrell.net/tips-photographing-lightning/

#photography #howto #weather
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Here are a few videos I've taken while scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico and other nearby places. From my experience, Cozumel is consistently the best place to scuba dive in the Caribbean.

#scuba #diving #cozumel
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Whiteboard videos happen to be one of the most effective ways to market your business using video but what is it about them that makes whiteboard videos work?

http://lscottharrell.blogspot.com/2017/07/5-reasons-why-whiteboard-videos-crush.html
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Freelancers Must Use Social Media to Promote Their Gigs

Let’s sum up why I think NOT linking to your gig pages and freelance marketplace profiles from your social media accounts is really bad advice:

Do you know what happens when you do not advertise or market your business?

Nothing.

Do you know what’s worse than nothing?

Putting in time and effort and paying money to develop the infrastructure of your business… only to get more nothingness.

If you’re more afraid of the competition than nothingness, shut your business down now and save yourself the stress of being an entrepreneur.

#entrepreneur #freelancing #socialmediamarketing
Why Freelancers MUST Market Their Services Through Social Media

I have a friend that offers voice-over business consulting services primarily to those who are new to the voiceover profession. In his usually very sound advice he advocates offering VO, narration and voice acting services through freelance marketplace websites, like VideoToOrder.com, and others.

He actually suggests setting up profiles and offering gigs in not one website, but in as many sites as possible – and I’m totally onboard with that.

Yesterday he posted a video in which he advocated offering freelance voice services through gig economy websites but then he said something odd.

He said, this:

“Do not post links to your gig pages from your social media profiles, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.”

The reason he gave was equally shocking:

“If you send a potential customer to a freelance marketplace then you run the risk that the buyer is just going to find your competition who will beat you on price and quality.” (Not a direct quote but that’s the abridged version.)

I was sitting there, with my chin on the floor, thinking,

“He can’t be serious. Can he???”

Needless to say, we needed to respond...

#freelance #freelancer #socialmedia
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The Why and How to Use Video Marketing in Your Small Business

The primary reason video marketing is so successful right now is because of the skyrocketing popularity of video content and its demonstrated ability to not only communicate a marketing message but “convince and convert” readers to become customers as well.

The opportunity to reach potential consumers via video marketing for small business is huge!

Video marketing is working smarter because, today, it is the right tool for the job. You will get the most bang for your marketing dollar with video content because it can be easily converted into other types of marketing material too:

** Marketing articles can be created from scripts and video transcripts.
** Audio content, podcasts and audiobooks, can be created by using just the audio portion of your video.
** Still images, cinemagraphs and GIFs can be created from screenshots and snippets of your video.

The increase in demand for video content means that video marketing provides an enormous platform through which small businesses can reach potential customers.
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